Archive for October 2009

Dawn Eats Crow

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

News agency Dawn has become the latest media outlet to be used as a puppet by political operatives in Pakistan. In a story published on Monday, October 12, Dawn stated that Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, would be dismissed within 48 hours and he would take over as Presidential spokesperson from Farahtullah […]

How Ironic is Ironic?

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Agha Haider Raza posts an excellent rebuttal to Ahmed Quraishi’s ridiculous claims about Husain Haqqani. This is a must read: Ahmed Quraishi’s article If fired, Haqqani threatens to unveil ‘reams’ of Pakistan’s secrets is a prime example of how this journalist is able to twist and manipulate facts in order to provoke hate and anger […]

Sovereignty Hysteria

Oct 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Much ado, to borrow from Shakespeare, has been made in the media lately about the idea that the Kerry-Lugar bill passed by the US Congress to provide $7.5 billion in aid to Pakistan somehow infringes on Pakistan’s sovereignty. And much like Shakespeare’s ‘ado’, this one is also about nothing. Only, listening to the chattering heads […]

Distortions and delusions

Oct 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Excellent column in Dawn this weekend about a new documentary that demolishes many of the ridiculous conspiracy theories that have been going around in recent years. National Geographic aired a programme about the 9/11 conspiracies the other evening. While it did not cover any new ground, it did painstakingly demolish many of the idiotic theories […]